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January 2003 News

SCU keeps it quiet! Accies youngsters hit it big!

Posted on Wednesday 29th January 2003 by Fraser Murray

In time honoured tradition Dobbin has found out that several of the players nominated for West District winter coaching have also been approached by the SCU (or Scottish Cricket Ltd as it now likes to be called) with invitations to national training sessions in Edinburgh. The West District has received no notification of the players involved The following list of names is not necessarily comprehensive and merely represents those who have advised Dobbin that they have received invitations:-

  • U17 - Johnnie Beattie
  • U15 - Luke Moreland, Euan Sheridan and Roddy Kelso
  • U12 - Duncan Kelso and Alistair Crawford

If anyone else has received an invitation please let Dobbin know for the record. The West District is waiting with bated breath for the SCU (or SCL) to announce fixtures for next year’s Championships but we suspect that the U19 matches and the U13 Festival will be dropped. There is, however, an invitation from Durham CC for the U15 and U13 groups to take part in a tournament in the second and first weeks in July respectively, and the West District is investigating the feasibility of this.

Quiz Night

Posted on by Fraser Murray

70 members and friends made it down to New Anniesland on January 10th for our first fund-raising night of the year. After a gruelling eleven rounds of questions it was the massive team Dundas that took first prize, with Alan Meek's team of "Professional Pub Quizzers" close behind in second.

Special thanks are due to John Beattie for acting as quizmaster. Money taken on the door, coupled with donations and one of the largest raffles ever seen, helped us raise in excess of £700. Plans to offer subsidised cricket clothing are now being proposed - more details will follow in the next couple of weeks.

End of season AGM and Dinner a great success!

Posted on by Fraser Murray

The end of August always brings a great panic to team captains and your committee as we always hold this event at the beginning of September. There is great gnashing of teeth when trying to find that one elusive match that is needed to finalise the averages (usually found in some obscure scorebook that has nothing to do with the team that actually played the match), trying to organise office bearers for the following season and generally organising the Dinner itself together with any awards that might be made on the evening.

Greater emphasis was placed in attracting younger members to this year’s dinner and we were delighted to have Tom Sutton and his family plus Susie Hopkins attending. It was just as well as some of the regular senior members for various reasons were unable to come. Notwithstanding our retiring chairman, Jimmy Smith, did not let us down. He had us all rolling around in the aisles as usual and was a very worthy recipient of a quaich commemorating his fourteen years in office. Vic Hadcroft also received a quaich for his contribution to the Junior Section and Tom Sutton was presented with his hat-trick ball. The 2nd XI players presented a quaich to the retiring captain, Colin Atkinson.

Dobbin’s comment was,“This is the section’s “flagship” evening and is hugely enjoyable. There is no reason why younger members and parents should not be encouraged to join in the fun.”

League winning 2nd XI players scoop WDCU prizes

Posted on by Fraser Murray

Suraj Suvarna and Suhail Riaz scooped the WDCU batting and bowling prizes for their efforts in helping our 2nd XI (“Anniesland”) to its championship winning run in Division 3 in 2002. The plaques were handed over at the presentation evening hosted by the League Sponsors, Brunton Miller (Solicitors) in October. Colin Atkinson’s objective was achieved and this means that the 2nd XI will be playing in Division 2 next season - only one division lower than our 1st XI.

David Carnegie says, “This was a remarkable achievement by both 'Brave Hands' and 'Chillie' - the competition was hot but it was blown away by our boys!” Colin Atkinson purred contentedly at his team’s effort and said “It will be tough next season as the standard will be that much higher but the lads need a better test of their undoubted abilities!

Winter Training

Posted on by Colin Dawson

All sessions will be held at the Glasgow Academy Sports Hall, Colebrooke Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G12 8HE on dates and times noted below:- Senior Sessions Wednesday 19 March - 6-7pm Wednesday 26 March - 6-7pm Wednesday 2 April - 6-8pm Wednesday 9 April - 6-8pm Wednesday 16 April - 6-8pm Junior Sessions (12.45-3.45pm) Sunday 12 January Sunday 19 January Sunday 26 January Sunday 2 February Sunday 9 February Sunday 16 February - No session Sunday 23 February Sunday 2 March Sunday 9 March Sunday 16 March Sunday 23 March Sunday 30 March Sunday 6 April Sunday 13 April Sunday 20 April - No session Sunday 27 April – provisional/outdoors